18 days in Benoni & Western Cape Itinerary

18 days in Benoni & Western Cape Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Africa holiday planner
Make it your trip
— 1 night
Drive to OR Tambo International Airport, Fly to George Airport, Drive to Knysna
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Cape Town
— 6 nights


Benoni — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then try to win big at Emperors Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Central Park Trails, stroll through The Cradle of Humankind, and then stop by Amatuli Artefacts.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Benoni tour planner.

Johannesburg to Benoni is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Benoni are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Knysna.
Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors
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Knysna — 3 nights

Enshrouded in lush indigenous forest and surrounding a scenic lagoon of the same name, the Garden Route town of Knysna has plenty to offer.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Knysna: The Crags (Birds of Eden, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, &more) and Robberg Nature Reserve (in Plettenberg Bay). There's still lots to do: stroll through Knysna Elephant Park, explore the striking landscape at Knysna Heads, explore the striking landscape of Garden Route National Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Knysna road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Benoni to Knysna. Traveling from Benoni in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Knysna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oudtshoorn.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Oudtshoorn — 2 nights

Nestled in the arid valley of Little Karoo, the town of Oudtshoorn remains the hub of everything ostrich-related, housing the world's largest population of the flightless birds.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cango Caves, cruise along Swartberg Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Roger Young Gallery. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cango Wildlife Ranch, experience rural life at Safari Ostrich Farm, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Dutch Reformed Mother Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Oudtshoorn online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Knysna to Oudtshoorn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Knysna in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oudtshoorn, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montagu.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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Montagu — 2 nights

A gateway to the fertile hills and valleys of the Little Karoo and a stop on historic Route 62, the scenic village of Montagu captivates with its quaint Cape Dutch architecture and mineral hot springs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at IBIS Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Drostdy Museum, then do a tasting at Marbrin Olive Growers, and then head outdoors with American Dream Cars.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montagu trip planner.

You can drive from Oudtshoorn to Montagu in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hermanus.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Hermanus — 3 nights

Renowned as a premier whale-watching destination, Hermanus grew from a quaint fishing village nestled on Walker Bay.
Explore Hermanus' surroundings by going to Oneiric Wines (in Elgin), Shark Diving (in Gansbaai) and Betty's Bay (Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens & Stony Point Penguin Colony). There's lots more to do: stroll through Panthera Africa - Big Cat Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Seaside Dunes, and go for a walk through Hermanus Cliff Path.

For ratings and more tourist information, use the Hermanus online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montagu to Hermanus takes 2 hours. In August in Hermanus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cape Town.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Cape Town — 6 nights

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lion's Head, go for a stroll along the water at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, and examine the collection at District Six Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cape Town attractions planner.

You can drive from Hermanus to Cape Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Western Cape travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Mountains · Nature & Parks
Shifting landscapes of towering mountains, patchworks of farmlands, and sandy beaches draw visitors from all around the world to the Western Cape. Delve into the bustling commercial and industrial center of Cape Town, or tour quaint wineries dotting the countryside, where you'll receive a warm welcome and plenty of gastronomic delights. Active vacations in the Western Cape make the most of a large number of outdoor activities and extreme sports, such as bungee-jumping, 4x4 driving, and jeep safaris through the region's wilderness.